Thank you for considering a gift to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre! It is through the generosity of our donors that we are able to continue to inspire, educate and remain the premier destination of choice for exploring Bruce County’s collective history.
To find out more about how you can support us through a legacy gift or through our Endowment Fund, or for any other donation related inquiries please contact Renata Bell at email@example.com or by phone at 226-909-3305.
All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt.
Financial Donation Form
In 2019 the Museum opened an Endowment Fund with Community Foundation Grey Bruce (CFGB). An Endowment Fund is a natural place to designate memorial gifts or bequests, or for making donations that you want to have a long-lasting impact. An Endowment Fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of invested monies that generates perpetual and reliable revenue annually to help support vital aspects of the Museum’s work. By contributing to the Museum Endowment Fund, you are helping future generations to share your love of arts & cultural in perpetuity.
Through the years, generous donors have given the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre its rich and varied collection of objects, photographs and documents.
Often these donations contain both objects and archival material. This is a wonderful way to share our history; for example, by having a dress on display with a photograph of the original owner wearing it and their story of the special occasion.
The Collection is housed in state-of-the-art storage areas and displayed in our 12,000 sq ft of exhibit spaces.
You may view amazing examples of donated artefacts and photographs in our Online Collections.
Our collection focuses on the vibrant history of Bruce County. We welcome discussions about donations of items that reflect life within Bruce County’s communities, from past to present, including the experiences of all cultures.
Please consider donating items, stories, photographs or videos reflecting your experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic. For more information about this collection initiative, visit: brucemuseum.ca\shareyourstory
If you are interested in donating items to the Museum, please schedule an appointment with the Curatorial Assistant or Archivist by emailing Museum@brucecounty.on.ca or calling 519-797-2080. Donated materials become the property of the BCM&CC through the completion of a Deed of Gift. Tax receipts are available upon request at the time of donation. To receive a tax receipt for donations exceeding $1,000, the donation must be accompanied by an appraisal from an accredited source at the donor’s expense.
Individuals, organizations, and public agencies may contribute materials to the Research Centre. The BCM&CC welcomes donations of books, photographs, and other records related to marine history and underwater archaeology across Ontario.
For large donations, the BCM&CC may require an inventory of items, with enough detail to:
- demonstrate the relevance of the items to Ontario marine history, and
- enable the identification of duplication within the Collection.
When reviewing a potential donation, other factors that may be discussed include:
- Legal ownership
- Donor restrictions
- Resources to properly store and care for an item
Donated materials become the property of the BCM&CC through the completion of a Deed of Gift.
Please schedule an appointment with the Archivist, Deb Sturdevant, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 226-909-2426.
Tax receipts are available upon request at the time of donation. To receive a tax receipt for donations exceeding $1,000, the donation must be accompanied by an appraisal from an accredited source at the donor’s expense.